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interrupt him. >> my name is matthew garrett and i would like to say thank you for the board of education for letting me speak. my poem. my school is kip bay view academy. and the bay view district. and very glad to attend there. this is my poem. i am different. can you see me? can you hear me? do you know me? yes, i'm smart. a bright kid, they say. yes, i get good grades. yes, i dress well. yes, i am well mannered. but i am different. i'm different from what you see, i'm different from what you believe. oh, i know sometimes i can't sit still. i know sometimes i'm a little loud. i know sometimes i lose my temper, i know sometimes i
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forget to comb my hair or iron my clothes, but i am different. i am different from what you see, i am different from what you believe. no i may not be the best basketball player. so please, i do my best. i love sports, playing games on the wii. i like to read. i have a great imagination. but, i'm different. i'm different from what you see. i'm different from what you believe. they say i have add, or adhd. whatever that is. i know i'm not a very good listener. and i may not remember what you said the first time, i may not do what you asked me to do the first time. but i am different. i am different from what you see. i'm different from what you believe. i deserve to be loved, i
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deserved to be heard. i deserve to be represented and i deserve patience and the right to be me without a label. can you see me? can you hear me? do you know me? i am different. i'm different from what you see. i am different from what you believe. thank you. [ applause ] >> nicely done. nice to get a little poetry. >> next we have jake kosac, leona hunter, nathan apple and linda cook.
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>> i'm jake kosac from george washington high school and i guess that i want to continue what i started a month ago when i came here and ran out of time and i was talking about the ato g requirements and accountability as far as keeping the promises to the families, okay? what i didn't or what i wanted to continue, but i didn't have time was, for instance, the programs that are being put out now for credit recovery. all right? i mean i'm a counselor, i me this is my specialty. i know this stuff. what you have here is what the district put out in their evening school, classes in a million years i would not have say that is what they need. pe, okay, george washington high school, we have two kids
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in pe after school and we are holding a class with two students, career ed, we have three students and holding a class, we have teachers, okay? no chinese. and 7 kids in spanish. okay? if you would ask me, these were not the classes that we need. okay? so and then you gave the schools, for instance, you gave george washington in addition to $25,000, okay to create programs all the way in the end of january. you know? to do that, what i am trying to say is there is disorganization here. it is disjointed, there is no organization. coming from the high school, office, it is, the students need this, but the way that it is brought about, it is so, it is really tacky, you know? and the students are on top of it are not really getting what they need. why don't they have advanced algebra, why wasn't that
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offered? because they can take it in summer school. they need it now. they need other classes in the summer school. it is really the people making the decisions are just, you pay them a lot of money and i don't know what you are getting out of it. and i'm telling you, i'm with the students and then you sent, the office a letter to over 2,000 parents that their students are off track, their sons and daughters. you know what it was from the first semester. so all of these letters went out to parents from the first semester and a lot of that stuff was taken care of and so we were inundated with phone calls. is this the way to run it? just send 2,000 letters out to people? there is no coherent policy going on. i know that there is not, i am the one that is doing it. okay? and meanwhile the students really need other things and i can only talk about my experience. and it is my experience, and i'm speaking with my knowledge, which is i'm the one doing the
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stuff here. it is not a good way to do it and the students do need it. and i really wish that someone would have asked the people that really are in the front lines, you know? people making the decision and programs that are not in schools. >> okay, thank you. >> thank you, mr. kosac. >> is leona hunter here? >> okay. nathan apple? >> two minutes, mr. apple. >> okay, thank you. >> president, vice president, superintendent, board members, my name is nathan apple. i'm a native san franciscoan, i am a business owner, for 25 years in the bay view district.
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i'm a parent. i'm a taxpayer and i'm a voter. i'm here tonight to raise my concerns about a proposal that you have in front of you about creative arts charter school sharing a campus with gateway middle school. i don't think it is a good idea. i have two children in this school, one second grade daughter, and one fourth grade son. the thought of having 300 students, middle schoolers come to this campus, it is damn-near frightening for my daughter. i ask you to look at other
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alternatives. as a business owner, i manufacture and before that product leaves my shop i give it my stamp of approval. i ask you to do the same. whoever is giving you this advice, whether it is the staff members or paid consultants i ask you to go back to them and say is this the best that you can do? because it does not have my stamp of approval on it. and i think that you can do better. i don't think that it is a good mix. and i believe that there are alternatives out there. and you just need to look for them. thank you. >> okay, linda cook?
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good evening, everyone. hughes write, i too am america, i am the darker brother, please sebd send me to eat in the kitchen when the company comes and i laugh and eat well and grow strong, tomorrow i will be at the table when the company comes, no one will dare say to me eat in the kitchen, they will see how beautiful i am and be ashamed i too am america, in saying that has times changed any? the music program is gone, the arts program is gone, security is back, i hear. the custodian left and the counselors, the secretary and
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the teachers and abusive students. and which it has brought media attention, newspaper, you tube, it is all over you tube, i never thought that i would be on you tube. what more should the attitude, what mores that to be added to this list? why should the community have to suffer unprofessionalism knowing that this is not happening at other schools, and hoover, marina, san francisco this principal has hurt so many people, what will it take? has any one of you reached out to one person to find out how are they doing? one of you? have any of you thought about what has happened to 17 people verses your one principal? i don't get this picture. what has to happen? by the way, there is not much representation african representation inside the
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school so you guys are looking for jobs outside. what is wrong with the picture here? come on you guys, wake up. what is wrong with this picture? you give us two minutes to speak, and it is like, yeah you can speak for two minutes, but what happened? two minutes, that is it. what about the issues? >> what about the pain? what about the suffering freaked out and... >> there goes that bell again, is that me? my time is up again? two minutes? what is wrong with this picture. come on you guys, do something. thank you. >> okay. we are moving on now to item k, advisory committee reports and appointments. >> i am sorry, i explained at the beginning of the meeting that we will accept speaker cards before an item is called. and now we are now moving on to
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our next item in the meeting. >> dr. jackson, thank you very much. >> yes, i do know that you are dr. jackson. i am very sorry, but i did read out the rules at the beginning of the meeting and those are the rules. >> i am going to move on to our next item now. >> i am going to move on to the next item. >> okay. i am going to recess the meeting everybody. and when the public is calm again, we will resume.recess th regular board and convene as the financing corporation in order to handle the following
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action items. >> okay. so see pages 1 through 4 of the agenda. roll call? >> >> miss fewer? >> here. >> mr. haney? >> yeah. >> miss maufus. >> thank you. >> dr. murase? >> present. >> miss wynns. >> yes. >> miss norton? >> yes. >> thank you, miss kasko. mr. superintendent is there a staff report on the status of projects? >> there isn't. >> okay. thank you. now, would i like to hear a motion and a second on the approval of the prior meeting minutes of january of 2012.
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i so move. >> i second. >> thank you. >> roll call, vote. >> thank you. >> fewer? >> yes. >> mr. haney? >> yes. >> miss maufus? >> yes. >> miss mendoza. >> yes. >> murase? >> yes. >> and six ayes. >> i will hear the rotation of the new officers. >> norton and fewer, and richard a. carranza is treasurer of the financing commission. >> moved. >> second. >> and rotation. miss fewer? >> yes. >> mr. haney. >> yes. >> miss maufus.
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>> yes. mendoza. aye. >> wynns. >> aye. >> yes. >> are there any public comments and any other business before the financing corporation? >> seeing none, i now adjourn the meeting of the sfusd corporation and resume the meeting of the regular board of education. >> all right our next order of business is a membership appointment to the san francisco board of education's quality and oversight committee. >> so moved. >> second. >> thank you. >> may i hear a reading of the recommendation by the superintendent? >> we i would like the executive director richards to read. >> good evening, superintendent
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and commissioners. >> i'm mary richard i am the liaison, and so i am happy to announce our new appointment for the committee, the new action is that the board of education of the san francisco unified school district appoint the following person for membership to the quality teacher and education act. and the name of our perspective member is shaman walton he is currently the director for young community developers and formerly for the city and county of san francisco children's fund and formally program officer for the department of children, youth and their families. and i don't need to read the background. if you have questions about the application process? >> okay. i don't have any public speakers on this item. signed up. are there any comments or questions from the board?
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>> it does not appear that there are. may i have a roll call, please? >> thank you. >> miss ly? >> yes. >> wong? >> yes. >> fewer in >> yes. >> mr. haney >> yes. >> miss maufus. >> yes. >> mendoza. >> yes. >> murase. >> aye. wynns. >> aye. >> and we are all acquainted and i am sure that he will do a great job. >> the next order of business is our election commission appointment. >> so moved. >> second. >> thank you. the recommendation is that the board of the education of the san francisco unified school district appoint, kathleen catalina ruiz-healy to the election commission of the city
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and county of san francisco for a five year term of commence on january 8, and to expire on january 1, 2018. >> are there any comments? >> commissioner mendoza. >> i think that she has done a good job and i appreciate all that she has done and i want to ask my fellow colleagues to support her as well and she is getting married on sunday. this is not the kind of gift that she would really want to get for her wedding. but she has done a terrific job. >> thank you, commissioner mendoza, i think that you speak for all of us. roll, call, please? >> thank you. >> ly. >> yes. >> wong? >> yes. >> fewer. >> yes. >> haney. >> yes. >> maufus. >> yes. >> mendoza >> yes. >> murase. >> yes. >> and norton. >> seven ayes.
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>> great. item m, discussion of other educational issues there are none tonight it them one, consent calendar removed from the previous meeting and there are none tonight, item 0, vote on the consent calendar, roll call please. >> thank you. >> miss ly. >> yes. >> miss wong? >> yes. >> miss fewer in >> yes. >> mr. haney. >> yes. >> miss maufus. >> yes abstain on k7. >> thank you. >> miss mendoza. >> yes, except on items 3 and 7. k3 and k7 because they are. >> and nay on 3 and 7. >> dr. murase. >> aye. >> miss wynns? >> aye. >> and miss norton. >> yes, >> thank you, everything is adopted. >> item p, consent calendar resolutions severed for board decision and immediate action.
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we had one tonight, item f10. >> miss wynns. >> he was asking me if i aid problem with this and why i wanted to pull it. i just wanted to note that this memorializes the retirement of many of our valued employees but the intended retirement time at the end of this year, and i just wanted to thank him and recognize his work. [ applause ] >> thank you. >> thanks. >> you got a couple. >> okay, so that was the only, okay, roll call please? >> miss ly? >> yes. >> and miss wong? >> yes. >> miss fewer in
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>> yes. >> mr. haney >> yes. >> miss maufus. >> yes. >> miss mendosa except on tom rues. >> miss norton ditto her move. >> seven ayes. >> item q, superintendent proposals, revision to board policy, 5132.2 to conform to the propritions ab 1575 related to pupil fees, may i hear a motion. >> so moved. >> second. >> thank you. >> and this item is referred to the rules committee. item r, board members proposals first reading none tonight. >> item s, board members report report from the standing committee, we would like to
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hear a report. >> we had an update on the research that the staff has done and the status of the common planning time that is currently happening now in the district and included considerations of cost and logistics if we were to implement it district-wide, we also had a review, a review of 360, which is creating a base line for behavioral rti and we had a sample survey and we are asking the staff to fill out on every student. and how, the survey works and what the survey results would be used for. >> okay. commissioner wynns could we have a report from the budget and service meeting of february 6th. >> yes, thank you, the committee met and we reviewed kind of the as we do routinely administratively approved. >> excuse me one second.
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i am sorry, could we take the conversation outside please? there has been a request to keep the conversation outside, please? thank you. >> you may continue. >> and honestly explaining the process for the benefit of commissioner haney which is good for all of us to review that, i appreciate it. >> but mainly we talked about the update on the state budget. we all believe and hope that the state budget with the passage of prop 30 and the beginning of the rebounding of the economy in california, will continue to be significantly better than we anticipated it might be for next year and the coming years. so we have some new projections about the or about our anticipated balances and did all of the members of the board get those? >> yes? >> so you all received them? i think that we should after the budget meeting actually we
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ought to review them, i think here for everybody and so we begin to and perhaps i will talk with deputy superintendent ly about the way that we can do the expanded budget committee report or something so that we kind of are not out of the woods not by any means, we are just, you know, i am going to i don't have it in front of me, but you can tell me that it is in the neighborhood of budget shortfall that we project for 3 years out. that was in the neighborhood of 60 million, is now only projected to be 42 million dollars. and so that is good. but, not good enough. it is good news just we just actually i think that the main message from the meeting is that we have to learn these kinds of things and the scale of our budget issues is changing and we have to start to think in different terms about what the scale might be. it does not mean that we don't have difficult budget decisions ahead of us but this is better than alternatives so that is the report of the budget committee. >> thank you.
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>> and also we had and we did as we do every year, i should just say this, go over the calendar when things might happen and has that been given to the board members and so you should look at that and see how that is going to fit in with the rest of the things that we are going to do this spring and if any member of the board has some comment on that, the process, and the order and when we have schedule tentatively the budget hearings and etc. and they should let me know so that we can talk about that at the budget meeting. >> thank you. >> and perhaps, dr. crawford we could talk about sitting in a short budget presentation to a future agenda, but we can talk about that. thank you. >> all right. push any standing committees to announce that are coming up? >> yes, commissioner murase.
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>> the curriculum committee will meet on monday, march fourth, on science, technology and engineering and math. and it will also meet in april first, monday, to address credit recovery, some of the comments that we heard earlier about a, to g requirements and that will be the topic in april. the ad hoc committee will meet march 11th. i will be out of the country but commissioner wynns will be preceding in meeting but i also have a few other reports. >> yes, the buildings and grounds will be meeting on the 28th and city and school districts select committee will be meeting, i am sorry building and grounds will be meeting on the 25th and select committee will be meeting on the 28th. >> thank you. all right, any announce, oh, i know i want to announce that i
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am appointing commissioner murase to be the representative on the ad fund board effective today so thank you for agreeing to take that on. and then any other reports from board members? >> yes, commissioner murase? >> i just want to congratulate the community for january, 27th, very successful, fred, 16 honorees from all corners of the community and it was a really wonderful celebration, on february 4th, richard carranza the superintendent attended the rosa, parks school it was a wonderful event where the kids had t-shirts with rosa parks on it and a wonderful celebration and i want to thank the lake shore elementary community for including me on their mass and literacy night. >> commissioner mendoza?
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>> so i attended the kinsy collection opening at malad which was amazing and it really demonstrated the great work of our african american community. and there, the collection is going to be at moad and so the museum in san francisco from february 8th through may the 19th. and it is telling the story about african american history and culture from 1632 to present. and their selection included both art and historical treasures that have been collected over the years and we are actually working with one of our partners to see, about getting all of our middle school students down to see the collection. and then, last night, we joined tom, the state superintendent for the teacher of the year and the national teacher candidate is from oakland. and unified school district.
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and it was a wonderful event, really highlighting, the work of our teachers across the state. and i wanted you to announce that the mayor's teacher and principal of the month awards are up for nomination, and if you visit and go to the education website you can nominate your teacher or principal and it is a wonderful award that they receive monetary and visibility and recognition that they deserve. and last week, we also did the giant sweep, with lincoln high school and pain and our president racel norton and there will be four events celebrating the giant sweep that occurred last season and there will be four clean up days throughout this city. and the launch for the giants it was a really

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